Coin Flip Determines Final PAL Playoff Seed for Boys Varsity Basketball

Annalise Deal

Connor Woods
February 18, 2014

Upon Sequoia beating Carlmont in their final league game, the PAL officials were met with a difficult dilemma. With only one spot left in the PAL playoffs, M-A and Sequoia finished the season with the same record. Typically, this dispute would be settled by reviewing the teams’ records against each other. However, because the Bears and Cherokees are 1-1 in competition this year, this statistic could not be used to decide who would enter the playoffs. In order to determine the final seed of the PAL postseason, the league held a coin toss at a recent coaches meeting. Unfortunately, the Bears lost the toss, and will not be competing in the league playoffs this year. However, the season is not over for M-A. They are taking part in the CCS playoffs, and look to continue their season in conference play.

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3 Responses to “Coin Flip Determines Final PAL Playoff Seed for Boys Varsity Basketball”

  1. dbalestra on February 20th, 2014 8:55 pm

    Wow! I’ve never heard of anything like that in high school athletics!

  2. jweiner on February 20th, 2014 11:49 pm

    I’m a little mad Sequoia wouldn’t play us for the last seed. They know they have better odds with a coin than going against our squad.

  3. msimes on February 28th, 2014 2:16 am

    who decided that a coin flip was the determining factor?